The Age of the Baroque

Ref: C3673435

This thematically led course considers key examples of arts and culture in the 17th century. Taking as a connecting theme the extravagantly ornate styles of the Baroque period, we will explore Europe's cultural landscape. Sessions will include The Dutch Republic in the Age of Rembrandt, Caravaggio's Italy, and The Spain of Cervantes.

Course aim

Introduce students to key aspects of the history, art and culture of Europe in the 17th century

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify key cultural products of the 17th century
  • Demonstrate an insight into the relationship between culture and society
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of considering key protagonists within their respective contexts and networks.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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The Age of the Baroque

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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